Performance Histories 1

Course code CAPA3440
Not available in 2016


Offers the opportunity to explore aspects of major performance styles, forms and traditions within an historical framework taking into consideration the social and cultural contexts that shaped them. Students will examine ways in which performance traditions are adapted and appropriated in other contexts. There will be a particular focus on the performance traditions of non-naturalistic theatre, including Shakespearean performance styles and conventions.


Not currently available.


  • Introduction to notions of performance histories and associated research praxis
  • Exercises intended to explore awareness of performance styles and traditions
  • Theoretical and methodological readings to enhance active exploration of performance traditions
  • Practical performance tasks to demonstrate theoretical understandings and to further extend awareness of performance traditions

Assumed Knowledge

20 Units of Drama at 1000 Level.

Assessment Items

Participation: Participation

Presentation: Small group presentation

Proposal / Plan: Research proposal

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term